Thursday, January 25, 2007

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air, and I don't mean the spring assessment season. What I mean is our annual junket to a sunny place known as the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) annual vacation... er... uhh... conference! This year the conference is in sunny Palm Springs—land of heat stokes near the 17th green.

Seriously, this conference has become the place to learn about measurement from a multidisciplinary point of view. With the four divisions of ATP represented (Education, Industrial/Organizational, Certification and Licensure, and Clinical), there should be research and learning available for all. As the distinguished professor, Dr. Ron Hambleton, put it:

"If you want to be a player in credentialing, this is the conference for you!"

A quick look at the program suggests several relevant presentations, even one provided by yours truly:

Like a Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Collaborating with Clients When Things Go Wrong

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:30—2:30 pm

Denny Way, Vice President, - PEM
George Powell, Associate Vice President - ETS
Bill Hogan, Vice President-Marketing - AMP
Jon Twing, Executive Vice President - Pearson
Linda Waters, Vice President - Thomson Prometric

So, enjoy your time away from the snow and cold winter months and learn something to boot!

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